Monday, July 7, 2008

Finish 5 Challenge - Part 2

The subtitle to this post should be Woman on a Mission or maybe Woman Who Has Lost Mind.

I don't think I will be able to keep up at this pace, but I'm going to try for awhile since I have 28 tops to finish.

This is the top I put on the frame last night. It's Moda's Spring Fling Jelly Roll. No really, me use a Jelly Roll - tee hee hee. I figured out that I can make 2 relatively large baby quilts out of 1 jelly roll and some extra fabric for the borders. If this quilt looks familiar it's because it has a twin that I used my Pajama Quilter knowledge on.

Anyhow - Finish #3 for the Finish 5 Challenge.

I think tonight I finally had my break through moment with my machine. Let me introduce you to Bessie. Tonight I think she finally decided that it's OK to work with me instead of against me. Tension was beautiful. At one point I think Bessie was sending me vibes telling me to use a net on the thread cone I had on the machine. Once I did that, not a single break and great tension through and through. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but Bessie is a Hobby Quilter made by Nolting and she sits on a Hinterberg Stretch frame that is 120" (10' long), taking up one side of the basement.

As I was pulling the quilt off the frame, I thought I saw something move out of the corner of my eye. EEEKKK, a very much unwelcome visitor. Needless to say, it's a big spot on the floor that needs to be cleaned up.

Have a good night!!! I'm off to bed.



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3 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice little visitor.....your quilt is looking fantastic..

amandajean said...

I had no idea that jelly rolls would go that far! I haven't ever bought one, but now i may have the perfect excuse to try one. ;)

way to go on 3 quilts so far!

LynnS said...

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